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green revolution

noun, Agriculture
an increase in food production, especially in underdeveloped and developing nations, through the introduction of high-yield crop varieties and application of modern agricultural techniques.
Origin of green revolution
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it was the green revolution that truly made the reverend the laughingstock of modern economists.
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  • The true solution to the green revolution will have to come from the private sector.
  • It helped produced the green revolution raising food yields to feed millions.
  • The result can be a rapid boost in food production and farm incomes, commonly called a green revolution.
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  • In the developing world, huge populations are being sustained by the green revolution, which is enabled by fossil fuels.
  • Seventy percent of our unsustainable water consumption is feeding thirsty green revolution crops.
  • Whether the big environmental groups join or not, the next green revolution is already under way.
  • What the think-tankers had not reckoned with was the green revolution.
British Dictionary definitions for green revolution

green revolution

the introduction of high-yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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green revolution in Science
green revolution  
The application of science to increasing agricultural productivity, including the breeding of high-yield varieties of grains, the effective use of pesticides, and improved fertilization, irrigation, mechanization, and soil conservation techniques.
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green revolution in Culture

green revolution definition

The increase in the world production of cereals such as wheat and rice during the 1960s and 1970s because of better seed and new agricultural technology.

Note: The green revolution greatly increased the availability of food and confounded predictions of worldwide famine that had been made in the early 1970s.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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